Welcome! The HomeFront website is a convenient one-stop shop for information on our programs and services. Our goal is to strengthen neighborhoods, increase homeownership in the City of Buffalo and to increase awareness and knowledge of the home buying process.
We offer homebuyer education classes. Effective March 1, 2017, the homebuyer education class is free! We cover the following topics: managing personal finances, pre-purchase education, down payment and closing cost assistance, post purchase education and counseling. For persons looking to purchase a two or three family home, we also provide landlord readiness training. You may register for our classes online.
We also work with several local banks that participate in the First Home Club (FHC), which is sponsored by the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York. Participants in First Home Club participate in a dedicated saving program where they save $1875 which is then matched by the participating bank on a 4:1 basis. When you have completed your savings program, the bank provides an additional $7500 in the form of a grant which may be used for down payment and closing cost assistance.
We also purchase, rehabilitate and sell properties to eligible first time homebuyers. We subsidize the difference between the total cost to purchase and rehabilitate each property, and the final post-rehab sales price. You will only pay the fair market value of the property.
Again, welcome! If you have any questions, please contact us at 716-856-2952 or complete the email contact form.